Deputy Director,, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund
International Research Fellow
Michael Keen is Deputy Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund. He was awarded the Daniel M. Holland medal of the National Tax Association in 2018, is Honorary President of the International Institute of Public Finance, and was awarded the CESifo-IIPF Musgrave prize in 2010. Before joining the Fund, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Essex and visiting Professor at Kyoto University. He has led missions to over thirty countries on a wide range of issues in tax policy, and consulted for the World Bank, European Commission, and the private sector. He has served on the Board of the National Tax Association in the U.S., and on the editorial boards of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, International Tax and Public Finance (of which he was joint founder), Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Economic Studies and many other journals. He is co-author of books on The Modern VAT, the Taxation of Petroleum and Minerals, and Changing Customs, and has published such leading general and field journals as the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics and the National Tax Journal.